Version 5.3 for MIO Console, Mobile I/O CoreAudio driver and Mobile I/O Firmware is available as a free update, and applies to all Metric Halo FireWire audio devices, including the 2882, ULN-2, ULN-8 and the LIO-8 multichannel AD/DA converter.
New features include 64-bit AU version of the ConsoleConnect plug-in; addition of sidechain routing within the Mobile I/O mixer for plug-ins that support sidechain input; full support for setting all BEXT metadata when recording BWF files; support for long file names in the Record Panel; rewritten and reorganized documentation; propagation of mixer strip colors to EuCon control surfaces; support for the LIO-8; and new SIMD mixer for reduced DSP usage (effectively provides more DSP power).
Usability enhancements include; document proxy in the window title bar; hierarchical menu for plug-ins in Graph windows; addition of bypass support for a number of plug-ins; mixer templates for LIO-8; addition of new keyboard modifiers to accelerate some operations; improved cueing speed in RP playback; improved synchronization of Front Panel and MIO Console calibration; and removed latency jitter on driver start to provide consistent round-trip transport latency.
The update also includes fixes for more than 50 potential issues discovered in older versions of the software.
The updated is available now as a free download from the Metric Halo Website.